Siqi Miao is a first-year Ph.D. candidate, devoted to the Architectural Design, Urban Public Spaces, and History study in an urban regeneration area, especially in the waterfront. As she has a harbor and coastal engineer background, which help her un-derstand waterfront well.
Since her master’s degree in 2014, she found a particular interest in the relationship be-tween individuals and space, as well as the spatial atmosphere. Miao received her mas-ter’s degree in architecture design and theory from Shandong University, with a thesis “The Perception of Architecture: Study on the Architectural Experience” and published one paper “The origin and evolution of ancient Chinese cities and the concept of archi-tectural ethics”.
After the studies, she recognized the experience of people and the atmosphere of space are not only determined by physical spatial structure, but the social factors in between individuals which contain collective memory, and the identity of place. Thus, she decid-ed to deepen the social-spatial study in an urban design view, specifically in urban wa-terfront public spaces. She believes history is the basement in research those two as-pects and their interactions.
Study on the Life in Public Space in Waterfront